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Love the One You're With | [Emily Giffin]

Love the One You're With

Ellen's relationship to Andy doesn't just seem perfect on the surface; it really is perfect. She loves his family, and everything about him, including that he brings out the best in her. That is, until Ellen unexpectedly runs into Leo. The one who got away. The one who brought out the worst in her. The one she can't forget.
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Publisher's Summary

Ellen's relationship to Andy doesn't just seem perfect on the surface; it really is perfect. She loves his family and everything about him, including that he brings out the best in her. That is, until Ellen unexpectedly runs into Leo. The one who got away. The one who brought out the worst in her. The one she can't forget.

This is a story about why we chose to love the ones we love, and why we just can't forget the ones who aren't right for us.

©2008 Emily Giffin; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Giffin's snappy prose makes Ellen's dilemma compelling, once again proving she's at the top of the chick-lit pack." (Booklist)

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    Susan hartland, WI, USA 04-27-09
    Susan hartland, WI, USA 04-27-09
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    "Love The One Your With"

    Great Chick Book for beach or in the car heading for the beach! Great listen!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Thompson, Manitoba, Canada 02-01-09
    Megan Thompson, Manitoba, Canada 02-01-09
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    "Loved her first book"

    I loved Emily's first 2 books, Something Borrowed and the 2nd Something Blue. I found this book overly predicatable, but I really did have a feeling of loving or hating each Character.

    The book was good I would recommand it to people who liked her first 2 books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert van Nostrand Halifax, NS, Canada 11-03-08
    Robert van Nostrand Halifax, NS, Canada 11-03-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Elightening for married couples"

    I started to get a little tired of the typical titilating affair at the beginning of the story, but was totally satisfied with the reasons for the telling of the tale by the end!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Ramsey, NJ, United States 06-10-08
    Christine Ramsey, NJ, United States 06-10-08 Member Since 2006
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    "winey story"

    I am usually such a fan of stories of Unrequited Love but I found this book to be a tad bit annoying....
    I just wanted to take the lead character and shake her and say, "well you did this to yourself"
    All she did was be winey and played the victim in this story.
    I loved all of the other books by by this author, but this one, not so much.

    22 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    New J.C. Fan after this movie 07-06-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Book"

    This book was good but this authors other books were better. Protagonist was hard to like I thought she was spoiled and ungrateful. But good book>

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adam & Amber Atlanta, GA, United States 05-14-13
    Adam & Amber Atlanta, GA, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Cute"

    I just moved from Chicago to Atlanta so I could relate to this story a bit! Good chick lit book. Quick!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kitti oakland park, FL, USA 08-12-09
    Kitti oakland park, FL, USA 08-12-09
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    "love? Maybe not, but definitly like!"

    I was introduced to emily giffen through something borrowed, something blue. This book was not as good as the others, but it was worth listening to. The narrarator did a good job and i was not bored once. Worth buying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laritta DETROIT, MI, USA 02-11-10
    Laritta DETROIT, MI, USA 02-11-10
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    "Ok"

    Ok, it was a good read. Sometimes I felt me drifting away from the story but soon after it reeled me back in and in the end I did enjoy the story.

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    Ellen Kitty Hawk, NC, United States 07-15-08
    Ellen Kitty Hawk, NC, United States 07-15-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Very annoying lead character"

    I completely agree with the previous post. I really like this author, but I kept finding myself wanting at just scream at Ellen for her wishy washy, bring-it-all-on-yourself and whine about it behavior. But on the upside, I would say it's good for a light summer book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Candice Macalua 10-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I can listen to it over and over again :)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Love the One You're With to be better than the print version?

    I like the way the book was narrated and I felt every dilemma and emotion that Ellen felt in the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire story may have struck a familiar feeling in me that got me really hooked :)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was towards the end, when Andy arrived while Ellen is hailing a cab in front of their old NY apartment. For me - it speaks about what "real" love is, always having room to forgive and understand one another even when faced with our own weakness.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yup, and a book I wouldn't mind reading over and over again :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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